Audio Recordings Interview with Donald Brennan, Stafford, Virginia, November 18, 2001 (part 2 of 2)
About this Item
- Interview with Donald Brennan, Stafford, Virginia, November 18, 2001 (part 2 of 2)
- Contributor Names
- Brennan, Jennifer (Interviewer)
- Brennan, Donald (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- November 18, 2001
- Subject Headings
- - September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
- - Rescue work--Pentagon (Va.)--2000-2010
- - Interviews
- - Personal narratives
- - Virginia -- Stafford County -- Stafford
- Personal narratives
- - Sound Recording, Non-Music.
- - Interviewee occupation: Pentagon Police Officer.
- - Summary: Donald Brennan was on duty at the Pentagon on September 11. He talks about the confusion at the crash site. People were screaming and some were dead. He stood in jet fuel amidst the plane wreckage and bodies. He attempted to rescue people in a section of the Pentagon before it collapsed. Windows imploded. Rescue operations ceased in the chaos. When he returned to the crash site no one was left to save. Plane and body parts were scattered on the heliport. Mr. Brennan talks about rescue operations, firefighters, law enforcement, the crime scene, the dead, treatment of the wounded, relief operations, and guilt.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 2001/015: sr334b
- Source Collection
- September 11, 2001 Documentary Project Collection (AFC 2001/015)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Chicago citation style:
Brennan, Jennifer, and Donald Brennan. Interview with Donald Brennan, Stafford, Virginia, November 18, 2001 part 2 of 2. 2001. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc911000149/. (Accessed July 25, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Brennan, J. & Brennan, D. (2001) Interview with Donald Brennan, Stafford, Virginia, November 18, 2001 part 2 of 2. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc911000149/.
MLA citation style:
Brennan, Jennifer, and Donald Brennan. Interview with Donald Brennan, Stafford, Virginia, November 18, 2001 part 2 of 2. 2001. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afc911000149/>.